On the 10th of April 1999, the late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, issued the Supreme Decree No. (5) to establish the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, with the objective of honouring scientists from every part of the world who tirelessly pursue distinctive medical research that serves the larger interests of humanity. The Board of Trustees and the General Secretariat of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences was formed on the 1st of May 1999, under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences is one of the most outstanding awards from the GCC countries, and has consistently acted as a motivating force towards promoting the medical services by honoring the scientists and the distinct working parties in academic and therapeutic scopes alongside with medical and humanitarian services all over the world.
The Award clearly recognizes the importance of scientific research in boosting the progress of UAE, and plays a proactive role in funding domestic health researches through a pioneering program. The Award has proved to be widely successful, as it has been recognized by international observers and was testified by leading researchers vying for the award. This success reflects on the foundation’s international reputation and its high scientific credibility and level of performance.x
The International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP) was founded in 1979 by Helmut Kerl, MD; Gérald E. Piérard, MD; Jorge Sánchez, MD; and the late A. Bernard Ackerman, MD, who also served as the ISDP's first president. The International Society of Dermatopathology, Inc, was incorporated in 1994, and classified as 501(c) (03) not-for-profit.
The aims and objectives of the ISDP are to increase knowledge of the structure and function of the skin and of diseases of the skin by microscopy. The Society intends to promote friendship and scientific exchanges among its members of different countries; to sponsor international and regional meetings; and to sponsor educational events.Close x
European Society for Lasers and Energy Based Devices (ESLD) is dedicated to medical procedures performed with laser and other energy based devices. ESLD is providing an interactive communication platform for the medical community. Its active involvement in over 15 national and international conferences provides members and industry alike with a unique opportunity to interact, exchange, and promote laser and energy based device medicine.
Members of ESLD are international Dermatologists of good standing interested and practicing these treatments.Close x
For many years in Europe cosmetic dermatology was not taught as a subject in its own right. Dermatologists only learnt the subject by apprenticeship and by attending congresses. In the last 50 years, life expectancy has increased considerably and people have become much more concerned with their appearance. Dermatologists are the best trained people to meet these new needs.
In 1997, three dermatologists and longstanding friends, Pierre André from Paris, Leonardo Marini from Trieste and Christopher Rowland Payne from London, felt there was a need for a scientific Society which would gather together research scientists from the fields of cosmetics and skin ageing together with clinicians specialized in the therapeutic techniques of cosmetic dermatology.
The idea of the European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (ESCAD) was born.Close x